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Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated

Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.

03/26/2014

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With Flu Spreading, Students Learning Valuable Health Lessons

Keller ISD has stepped up cleaning efforts at all campuses during the flu outbreak. Each day cleaning crews take over classrooms wiping tables, chairs and door knobs

01/14/2014

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DISD Eighth-Graders Witness 50th JFK Commemoration

A group of DISD students had an up close look at the ceremony honoring JFK, Friday. Eighth-graders from Kennedy-Curry Middle School wrote essays about the life, legacy and lessons the President left behind.

CBS 11–11/22/2013

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DISD Recruits With ‘Invite-Only’ Job Fair

An invitation-only event for potential teachers in Dallas Thursday is the latest approach from DISD to attract qualified educators to the district.

07/18/2013

Students, young and older, in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District are performing their own West Nile Virus research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Students Conducting Their Own West Nile Research

Some students in Grapevine have spent months studying mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus. Educators say it’s an opportunity to turn health headlines into teachable moments — with a goal of having students ask and ultimately answer questions.

CBSDFW.COM–10/01/2012

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Jeff Ray Talks ‘Blue Moon’

There is a full moon tonight, the second this month. About every 18 months you get two full moons inside the same calendar month. That’s called a “Blue Moon” even though the moon isn’t actually blue.

08/31/2012

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Mansfield ISD Distributes iPads to Students and Staff

iPads are quickly replacing textbooks and enhancing learning for a new generation of students.

08/28/2012

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Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing Support

Hundreds of school districts across the state have been complaining about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, but some business leaders continue to defend it.

KRLD–06/28/2012

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Summer Camps Teach Kids How To Create Apps

From Angry Birds to CBSDFW.COM there are all kinds of apps out there for your phone or tablet — and soon there could be many more options. CBS 11 News went to a summer camp that, among other things, is teaching kids to create “an app for that.”

06/20/2012

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GRAMMY Camp 2012 To Be Held In Los Angeles, New York and Nashville

The GRAMMY Foundation recently announced that GRAMMY Camp, its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students, will take place in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York this summer.

01/06/2012

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Holiday Toys Can Offer Learning Opportunities

The kids are enjoying their new toys, but those fun games can serve as education tools as well, even the ones that were not made with learning in mind.

01/03/2012